The glass in this piece is 29cm tall and 19cm wide. It sits on a cast iron stand, but it could be framed. It is a thick piece of glass, approximateley 12cm as many layers of glass are fused together to give depth to the scene. The top layer has a delicate outline of 18k gold.
Gorgeous pendant! I love how big it is and the colors are marvelous!
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I am a biologist by training, so glass fusing is quite different, although I am always amazed at how useful a scientific training is when trying to work with glass. The physics of glass can be testing and many reactions occur when you combine colours. Also, some of my favourite designs have been inspired by nature.Over the years I have had the privilege to learn from some real masters in glass, and I have been developing my own techniques to find my personal style. I love making jewellery, trying to produce unique pieces that costumers can treasure. Recently, I have started working with fine silver, so I can make the silver bails for my pendants.
Fine silver red pendant
I also love sculpting glass, building three dimensional pieces that have an organic feel. I have been building a collection of insect inspired pieces. My pieces do not necessarily aim at representing insects in detail, but they capture what for me is the essence of a particular species. Therefore, the pieces are often abstract, but an entomologist should be able to guess the name of the species or group of insects that is represented.
My pieces are made with different forms of glass (sheet, powder and frits), some are fused several times to achieve depth and texture, others use 3-D printing and casting techniques. Lately I have been making nudibranchs (sea slugs). When I used to dive in the mediterranean, I used to love finding these small and graceful creatures. The glass sea slugs require manipulation of the glass at high temperature to achieve three dimensional shapes, an exciting and rewarding technique.
The price of my pieces vary depending on size, materials, numbers of firings and complexity.
I make everything by hand and so every piece is subtly different in colour, tone, texture and character. Working with such a beautiful medium as glass, I am very happy to work with you to create a bespoke and unique design especially for you or someone you love. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Moss Glass Bowl
This is an example of a piece commissioned by a client. They wanted a unique piece in green to match the decoration in their house, with an organic feel, reflecting their love for gardening. This took 2 weeks from concept to completion and was sold for £100.
★★★★★ Monica has created this stunning eye catching coral bowl. From the brief through design to delivery, I received great communication. Thank-you I am absolutely thrilled with the result and often show it off! -- Lorraine, Worcestershire
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Thank you for visiting my website. I am always happy to talk about my art and can make items to a special commission. All my pieces are handmade by me in my workshop in Binfield, UK. We can look at the complexity of your requirements and the time it might take to create something. Especially if you have a special date in mind, like a birthday or an anniversary, please do get in touch as early as possible.